Ceren CubukcuFounderEtkinlik Fabrikam
Ceren Cubukcu received her bachelor’s degree in information systems from the dual-diploma program of Binghamton University. She worked as an IT advisory associate in KPMG LLP’s New York City office after her graduation. Afterward, she received a scholarship from Bentley University to study for her MBA. After her MBA, she worked as a business systems analyst at Merkle Inc., a customer relationship management agency in Greater Boston Area for two years. Later, she returned back to her home country, Turkey, to found a digital event ticketing platform called “Etkinlik Fabrikam”. She also started studying her Ph.d. degree in Informatics at Istanbul University in 2014. She is also a published author. Among her books are “Make Your American Dream a Reality” which is currenly sold in the US and “My Love Criterias” which is a romantic comedy book only sold in Turkey. Ceren co-founded the Instanbul Chapter.
Gizem KayaCo FounderOthers App
Gizem is a student at Bogazici University and fellow at Girvak which is Chosen by Turkish Entrepreneurship Foundation one of the 50 fellows among 30.000 people. Currently she is working on her startup called "OthersApp" for June 2016. She is a co-founder at OthersApp and I am responsible for making sure that the resources needed for this journey (people, money, etc.), making enough mistakes, changes, pivots along the journey, keeping my team focused, but giving them enough room to explore/create/destroy/rethink, acting as a level-balancer for the extreme ups and downs of the journey, identifying risk, early and often, and pull it forward and staying calm, even when I was up all night worrying, shortly Business developing.
Miraç AcarCo FounderGranGo
Miraç Acar is the Co-founder of GranGo. He is a double major in energy and industry engineering. He is a fellow in Start-up Leadership Program in Istanbul Chapter
Muge CevikNo Startup
Müge Çevik received her bachelor's degree and masters degree both in Computer Engineering from Istanbul Technical University. She worked as Software Engineer in several international companies like Siemens and Huawei many years. She then worked on M2M projects in an IT company and now she is working as Project Manager in a startup company on Telamatics platform for Connected Cars. She has been involved in startup ecosystem in Turkey for 3 years where she founded entrepreneur social network in Turkey. Muge co-founded the Instanbul Chapter.
Murat Tepe FounderEvent Republic
Murat is currently working on a startup project which is an online services marketplace for B2B & B2C. He plans to launch his startup in the first quarter of 2017. As an entrepreneur, he failed twice between the years 2006 and 2011. Heis also the founder of Event Republic, a corporate event management company operating in MICE industry. Event Republic creates unique marketing events for corporations who like to improve event experiences. Before founding Event Republic in 2002, he worked as a professional in local and multinational companies. He has worked in managerial positions at marketing departments of L'Oréal, Shell, Sisecam and Hunca Cosmetics. He holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Middle East Technical University. He is 2016 Fellow in the Startup Leadership Program in Istanbul.
Onur KoyuncuCo FounderMid or feed
Onur Koyuncu, MBA graduate, is currently working in a digital agency as Project Director with a focus of community platforms. He was formerly working at Citibank in Istanbul. He is a solid e-sports fan with a knowledge of digital platforms. Now he and his 2 friends are founding an e-sports social media platform which aims to be a solution to the content creation problem in e-sports with a distruptive A.I algorithm, He is looking for an early investment to be able to publish the platform internationally
Saniye Yeniay Business Developement
Saniye is a passionate, young professional who is eager to build a sustainable business on her own. Having completed her engineering degree, she worked for a number of multinational companies in Turkey and in Germany in order for gaining more experience on advisory projects. By the meanwhile, she obtained a masters degree in Economics&Finance and gained new skills on digital marketing. She established my own business in 2015 and started to provide advisory services to companies which want to go online. She help offline businesses to start selling online in the best way and also improve their operations so that they are ready to this transition. part from work, she plays volleyball and volunteer for integration of Syrian community in Turkey through education. Her professional experience has contributed immensely to shaping her business skills, and her own business journey gave me the chance to deal with almost all possible obstacles in front of an entrepreneur in the local environment. Now, i am seeking new challenges in my life and want to be a catalyzer in digital transformation of my community.
Uğur Bakış Uzun Founder and CEO Fithlectic
Uğur Bakış Uzun has graduated from Beykent University as a Civil Engineering with a full scholarship. Afterwards he has started his postgraduate study in Construction Management at Yildiz Technical University . After working on the field for some significant time, now he has been giving project management consultation for time and cost effectiveness with technologic methods to leading companies of the sector. In addition to these, I have taken parts in some start-up projects with the vision of creating useful things. And I have been working on my own start-up project for some time.